Politics & Government

Four Horry County residents file for vacant S.C. House 106 seat

Four Horry County Republicans will seek the vacant S.C. House seat representing the south Strand.

Podiatrist Roy W. Sprinkle, attorney Sanford Cox Graves, Realtor and Horry County Councilman Tyler Servant and attorney Russell Fry want to represent the 106th District of the S.C. House of Representatives after Rep. Nelson Hardwick resigned in May amid accusations of harassment by a female House staffer. Filing for candidates ended Monday.

A primary is scheduled for July 28 with a special general election Sept. 15 for the seat, which covers parts of the South Strand, including Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach.

Fry is a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of Socastee High School, the University of South Carolina, and the Charleston School of Law. He is co-owner of a small strategic consulting business, lawyer at the Coastal Law Firm, and serves as the executive committeeman for the Horry County Republican Party.

Servant grew up in the South Strand and graduated from St. James High School. He attended the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where he earned degrees in real estate and marketing with a minor in political science. Servant served on Sen. Ray Cleary’s staff for three years.

Sprinkle is a podiatrist on the Grand Strand. Additional background information for Sprinkle was not immediately available Monday afternoon. Sprinkle could not be reached for comment Monday.

Graves is an attorney and former presiding judge in Horry County Drug Court. He served as chief deputy county attorney from April 2010 to August 2014, and as assistant solicitor in the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office from 2003 to 2010. He is a graduate of Socastee High School, University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he earned his juris doctorate in 2002.

Contact JASON M. RODRIGUEZ at 626-0301 or on Twitter @TSN_JRodriguez.